Ask Natalie by Natalie Bencivenga

She’s Unsure Blind Date Is Going to Happen

DEAR NATALIE: So, I met this guy on Plenty of Fish [the dating app]. And we've been communicating about a future date at a local restaurant. However, I sent a message out to confirm this to his account on the site several times (as I do not have his cell number), and he has yet to respond. Should I go ahead anyway and wait for him at the restaurant, or do you think he is flaking out on me and I should just bail? -- DATE DRAMA

DEAR DATE DRAMA: Sounds like you are less than enthused about this date. If you have reached out multiple times and have heard nothing, I would try him one more time and see if he responds. But, if he doesn't contact you, don't go and sit and wait for him. Who has time for that? Instead, contact your friends and see if they want to meet up for drinks, or to do something fun after work such as a bike ride along the city's trails or a rooftop yoga class. Use this as an opportunity to take yourself out on a date and do something just for you. (And if that means putting on sweatpants and binge-watching "Stranger Things" on Netflix, who am I to judge?) At the end of the day, if someone is interested, he makes it known. If he's blowing you off this early in the game, why would you want to entertain this further? Next!

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(This column was originally published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.)